I don’t mean to hijack the thread. I was thinking America might have to bring back orphanages and poorhouses if things keep going the way they are.
Especially if people become so miserable they would rather go to jail then live free
Where I grew up a surprising number of the old timers had come to town on the orphan trains during the depression. Much of the rural midwest did fairly well during the depression and farmers needed cheap help.
It sounds a bit like slavery but those kids got the same treatment as the farmer’s sons and daughters. Most of them stayed in the area as adults.